Codeine is a prescription pain medication used to treat mild to moderate pain. It is available in tablet form and as the main ingredient in the prescription-grade cough suppressants. Tylenol 3 that is a commonly used pain reliever contains Codeine with acetaminophen. Codeine has very strong and addictive properties for those who use it around the globe, in spite of being less potent than its drug relative Morphine. Codeine is a drug that can mess up your life and even though it is easily available and has been made popular by music and TV industry, it is still a dangerous drug.
Codeine is an opiate drug which is sometimes referred to as a narcotic. Oxycodone, heroin, and Morphine are included in other drugs amongst the opiate category. Street names for Codeine include Cough syrup, Schoolboy, Coties and T-three's.
Effects Of Codeine Abuse
A prescription for a Codeine-based cough syrup is one of the most innocent starts towards the use of Codeine. Acquiring and abusing Codeine has become relatively easy, as it is considered less dangerous than some opiates such as Morphine and OxyContin. Making Codeine a cure-all for any pain, physical or emotional, becomes an escape route for many user's. If you or a loved one is suffering from a Codeine problem, get assistance now.
Codeine can cause the same reactions that Morphine, even when it is no as strong.
Examples of the effects of Codeine are:
The abuse of Codeine can cause sleepiness, difficult bowel movement, blindness and breathing problems. Codeine may even be fatal in cases of enough large doses.
Continued abuse of Codeine in its cough medicine or pill form, may easily lead to addiction. Codeine is no considered to be as potent or addictive as its opiate family members, due to the fact that it can respite its user's into a bogus sense of security.
A high risk of developing a tolerance and eventually a dependence on Codeine is because it's an opiate. Although many people start using Codeine to relieve a legitimate condition, it is frequently abused as tolerance develops.
Codeine is known as a gateway drug to other narcotics, including Morphine and even Heroin.
Many people continue to do drugs after using Codeine. They mix it with other substances like alcohol in order to reach a better high. Failures of the brain and the respiratory system can be the results of the mix because both substances act like depressants for the Central Nervous System. Discover the criteria of detecting Codeine dependence today.
Codeine is just part of the bigger puzzle of drugs some people use daily. Very often it is the drug that leads to further consumption of other opiates such as Oxycodone or Morphine.
When discussing your addictions with a treatment counsellor, it is important to be completely honest because administration of treatment varies depending on the number of drugs in a user's' system. There will be a suitable treatment for whatever it is you are addicted to.
Codeine cough syrup is used in the production of "purple drank". With the idea of consuming bigger amounts of Codeine, people combine the prescribed Codeine with soft drinks, like Sprite or others of this type, the result is known as Purple Drank. Purple Drank is also known as syrup, lean or sizzurp.
Purple drank has been popularized in pop music and TV shows. Songs by Lil' Wayne and Three 6 Mafia glorify the drink.
On March 2013, the rapper Lil' Wayne was admitted to the intensive care unit due to Codeine abuse that caused him seizures and unconsciousness. He survived but was in critical condition, and to remove the drug from his system his stomach was pumped three times.
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